ERIC Number: ED446997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
A Longitudinal Evaluation of the National Cancer Institute Science Enrichment Program.
Manning, Colleen F.; Goodman, Irene F.
This paper proposes the design and key methodological features of a longitudinal evaluation of the National Cancer Institute Science Enrichment Program (NCISEP). Goodman Research Group's (GRG) five-year longitudinal evaluation is designed as a randomized experiment with a control group and employs both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. It states that given that SEP's goal of influencing career development is a long-term one, it is necessary that the evaluation of such a project be designed as a longitudinal study. Moreover, in order to attribute effects to the intervention, the study must include a control group of students who do not attend the program. Finally, it concludes that quantitative and qualitative data collection methods are vital to ensuring an in-depth understanding of how a program achieves its goals. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced by the Goodman Research Group, Inc.